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Asian History


Chinese History

This is a brief guide to the material available to Boston College faculty and students on subjects in Asian in history (understood including central, south, east, and south-east Asia).

Reference for Chinese History

This page provides access points to BC's subscriptions to reference material on Chinese history. Here, you can find resources for finding definitions (e.g., dictionaries); suggested scholarly material (e.g., bibliographies); as well as background material and explanations written by experts in their fields (e.g., encyclopedia and handbooks).  

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Finding Definitions

    Dictionaries Related to Chinese Language(s)

    Historical Dictionaries about China

    Find Maps/Geography/Atlases

    Find Scholarly Sources

    Find Recommendations for Who's Who

    Find Background Information

    Ancient China

    Handbooks and Companions

    Individual Titles

    For Additional Help

    For additional recommendations, contact your History Liaison, Erin, at or schedule an appointment.